BANGKOK, Nov. 24 -- U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Chiang Rai in northern Thailand Sunday night where she is scheduled to inspect several development projects before joining her husband in Bangkok, U.S. officials said. Mrs. Clinton flew from the Philippines, where President Bill Clinton is attending a meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, and arrived at Chiang Rai at 7:20 p.m. local time, the officials said. In Chiang Rai she is expected to visit a U.S. Peace Corps project in a village and a girls school named 'Thai Women of Tomorrow,' whose primary mission is to discourage families from selling their daughters into prostitution.
From Chiang Rai the First Lady is scheduled to travel south to Chiang Rai, northern Thailand's biggest city, and visit the New Life Center, a clinic devoted to assisting young girls who have been sold into prostitution. She is also scheduled to deliver a speech at Chiang Mai University on Monday. Later in the day she is scheduled to fly to Bangkok where she will be on hand to welcome President Clinton, who is due to arrive at 9:20 p.m. local time from Manila aboard Air Force One.